(February 15, 2019) Corpus Christi and Amarillo Texas are less than 10 hours apart but the distance represents a big step forward for Sam Levitt. After two seasons as the No. 2 broadcaster for the Corpus Christi Hooks, Levitt has been hired as the No. 1 for the new Amarillo Sod Poodles.
The Soddies are the AA affiliate of the San Diego Padres.
“The San Diego Padres will provide top-level prospects and make it an exciting team to cover every day,” Levitt said in a press release.
Levitt has been broadcasting baseball since he was a student at Northwestern from 2010 to 2014. In addition to calling games on the campus station, Levitt spent two summers with the Orleans Firebirds of the Cape Cod League. 2015 began a two year stint with the independent Gateway Grizzlies before Levitt moved to Corpus Christi.
“My goal is to provide this [Amarillo] fan base with some of the best coverage in the Texas League and all of Minor League Baseball, from our radio broadcasts to creative presence on the web and social media. I want fans to feel connected to the organization in a meaningful way.”
In addition to baseball, Levitt’s resume includes broadcasts on the Big Ten Network, Comcast SportsNet Chicago, ESPN3, American Sports Network and other outlets.
“I’m incredibly excited to join the Sod Poodles and be part of starting a new chapter of professional baseball in Amarillo”, said Levitt.
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